Amount of #1 per pound?

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by pierce652, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. pierce652

    pierce652 Newbie

    This may be a crazy question but since I cant find tenderquick anywhere but have #1, how many grams per pound of meat. Reading the web Ive found it to be 1 ounce per 25 lbs of meat. Breaking it down it appears to work out to 1/8 oz or 3.543 grams per 3 lbs of meat. Ive also read 1 teaspoon per 5 lbs dry or 1/4 level teaspoon per lb of meat in a brine/marinade.

    Does this sound right?
  2. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If you are referring to "prauge powder", or "quick cure", or "insta-cure"...yes, 1 oz. per 25 lbs. is accurate and is the recommended ratio for cure. Tender Quick requires more because it has a lot more salt in it's mix. If you are going to use the quick cure/prauge powder, be very stringent with your measuring...we don't want you to overdo it and get sick or worse. Do your research beforehand and be safe with these cures.

  3. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    per Rytek Kutas... 1 level teaspoon ,will cure 5 lbs of sausage. follow all directions on the cures to the tee!!!
  4. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    i'm going to have to agree with everyone else here. i would just buy 5 lbs. of meat. besides, 5 lbs. wont be enough anyway! i did 5 last week and it's ALL GONE. i will do 10 next time...
  5. pierce652

    pierce652 Newbie

    I agree with the 5 pound statement but I guess Im just trying to figure it all out in my head. Also, using a marinade/brine like teriyaki would change the amount as its being added to the brine and not to meat alone. In adding to a brine I believe the measurement should be 1/4 teaspoon per pound.

    I know Im new here and am not trying to be difficult...just trying to clairify things.

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